Travellers leave St Keverne quarry site
12:18pm Wednesday 5th September 2012 in News
Travellers are understood to have left a camp they had set up at Dean Quarry near St Keverne.
At a meeting of St Keverne Parish Council at the end of July, members heard from councillor Anthony Richards that four vans had moved onto the site, about a mile out of the village.
During an extraordinary meeting of the council last month, however, Mr Richards gave an update saying that the travellers had now left the quarry – although how far they had gone was “questionable.”
Travellers have already been living on a section of council car park at Coverack for around six years A formal travellers’ site is in the process of being set up by Cornwall Council at an unnamed location in the area.
This will have six permanent pitches – the number judged to be needed after assessment of the area – and two temporary pitches. The site will be part of a larger scheme for affordable housing and gypsy traveller sites in Cornwall.